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  • Prenatal coverage would be available to illegal immigrants under bill (AUDIO)

    04/04/2012 12:27:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | April 4, 2012 | Brent Martin
    State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would restore prenatal care to mothers who lost Medicaid coverage two years ago, including illegal immigrants. Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln sponsors LB 599, saying that Nebraska’s practice of funding prenatal care of the unborn child of poor women should return, including the unborn child of an illegal immigrant. “The child will be a U.S. citizen at its birth,” Campbell stated in her opening. “Would we not want that child to be healthy? Would we not want healthy babies?” Nebraska had provided prenatal care through Medicaid until 2010 when federal officials objected. Approximately...
  • Study Finds Hispanics Don’t Want To Be Called Hispanic

    04/04/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    CBS DC ^ | April 4, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A majority of Hispanics do not like being called Hispanic. According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 51 percent of Hispanics do not like to be categorized as “Hispanics” or “Latinos,” saying they like to be identified from their family’s country of origin. Only 21 percent of those polled identified themselves as “Americans.” Hispanics and Latinos are split as to whether to identify themselves as a “typical American.” Forty-seven percent of Hispanics and Latinos identify themselves with the term, while another 47 percent of those polled find they don’t seem to relate to...
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/04/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/04/2012 | Edwin Mora
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they and any...
  • Rubio working on GOP version of DREAM Act to let younger illegal immigrants stay

    04/04/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edwin Mora - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • Larson wants Mexico to reimburse Texas for illegal immigrants

    04/04/2012 4:33:28 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 4 April 2012 | Jason Buch
    State Rep. Lyle Larson is asking Mexican President Felipe Calderón to pay for services that Texas provides immigrants who are here illegally. In a March 21 letter, Larson, R-San Antonio, wrote that the state spends between $6 billion and $8 billion a year on health care and other costs for illegal immigrants, a number he attributed to the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas. Larson, who filed a bill during the 2011 legislative session that would have required state agencies and organizations that receive state funding to track the services they provide immigrants, said he wants to “start a dialogue.” “We...
  • Clergy group to air ad against Alabama immigration law

    04/03/2012 7:14:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The Associated Press | NBC 13 ^ | April 03, 2012 - | The Associated Press | NBC 13
    MONTGOMERY, Ala -- A group of clergy leaders is airing a TV commercial that speaks out against Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • Immigration Statistics Show Arizona's SB 1070 is Working

    04/03/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/02/2012 | Russell Pierce
    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security released their statistics on the illegal immigration for 2010. According to DHS, the total illegal population went down less than 1%, from 11.6 million at the beginning of the year to 11.5 million by the end. However, in the state of Arizona, the illegal population declined from 470,000 to 360,000; a decline of 23%. In April of 2010 the Arizona legislature passed SB 1070 to crack down on illegal immigration in the state. While parts of the law were blocked by a federal judge, illegal aliens in Arizona are getting the message that...
  • DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

    04/03/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 2, 2012
    In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.” The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen. Currently such aliens must return to their native country...
  • Permanent resident aliens have second amendment rights too

    04/03/2012 6:11:13 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 2 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | April 2, 2012 | John Pierce
    In Fletcher v. Haas, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that Permanent resident aliens are included amongst ‘the people’ as the term is used in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The individual plaintiffs in this case were ...
  • ICE hauls in 3,100 illegal immigrants; 139 in South Florida

    04/02/2012 5:26:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2012 | Mike Clary
    More than 3,100 illegal immigrants living in the U.S., including 139 in South Florida, were arrested and are scheduled for criminal trial or deportation after a weeklong roundup that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement touted as the largest in years. Those picked up across the country last week included almost 1,500 men and women convicted of murder, sexual offenses and other violent felonies.
  • California Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Against Arizona's Immigration Law

    04/02/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 29 March 2012 | Jon Feere
    Ten states plus California challenge the Constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law - They argue it will drive illegal immigrants out of Arizona and into other states.
  • Native of Uzbekistan finds 'paradise' in United States

    04/02/2012 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 1st, 2012 | Jill King Greenwood
    Mahmood Subhankulov left the only country he'd ever known and a successful career as an obstetrician to travel more than 6,000 miles for a crack at the American dream. Subhankulov, who goes by "Max," arrived in Pittsburgh from the Republic of Uzbekistan in the spring of 2005 with the ability to speak Uzbek and Russian, but no English. Within six months, he taught himself the language by reading the newspaper and translating the words using a dictionary. "I love America. I love Pittsburgh," said Subhankulov, 38, a lab technician at UPMC logging 12-hour shifts. "My Dad always told me that...
  • Chicago activists protest immigrant detention plan

    04/01/2012 8:48:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Lauren FitzPatrick Sun-Times Media lfitzpatrick
    CHICAGO (AP) — Activists are finishing a three-day march through Chicago to protest a proposed new federal immigrant detention center.
  • 16 Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Geneva Fire House

    04/01/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    YNN Staff ^ | March 31,2012 | YNN Staff
    Police say sixteen illegal immigrants were arrested at a party at the North Side Fire Company in Geneva. This occurred after numerous complaints regarding parties at the rented fire hall.
  • U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law

    04/01/2012 1:24:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Seattle Times Editorial ^ | April 1, 2012 | Seattle Times Editorial
    U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law THE U.S. Supreme Court should strike down four troubling provisions of Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law. They conflict with federal laws and ought not become models for states grappling with illegal immigration. The federal government has exclusive authority over immigration enforcement. One can debate the efficacy of federal efforts but Arizona's 2010 immigration law was a wrongheaded attempt to supersede federal law. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked key provisions of the law, including requiring law enforcement to question people about their immigration status, ask for documentation and detain those without it....
  • Pompano Beach Children Face Father's Deportation

    04/01/2012 7:49:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    6 NBC Miami ^ | Mar 31, 2012 | Julia Bagg
    Two Pompano Beach children are facing the deportation of their father just two years after their mother was returned to Nicaragua. Through tears, 16-year-old Cecia Soza recalled speaking on the phone to her father. “He said that he loved us and that we have to take care of each other,” she said. Her father, Ronald Soza, was arrested Wednesday in Broward for driving without a valid license. Officers turned him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials because he is an illegal immigrant who was issued a deportation order in 2011 by The Department of Justice.
  • U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs

    03/31/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | USCCB
    U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs. United States. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and several other Christian denominations filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Arizona vs. United States, supporting the principle that the federal government controls the enactment and implementation of the nation’s immigration laws. The March 26 brief argued that the federal government is in the best position to protect the well-established goals of family unity and human dignity in the nation’s immigration system. The brief also made the case...
  • Miss. farming town's immigrants pray bill will die

    03/31/2012 1:08:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State ^ | Mar. 31, 2012 | LAURA TILLMAN - Associated Press
    VARDAMAN, Miss. — On a recent afternoon in this Mississippi sweet potato farming town of 1,300, a group of immigrants gathered in the safe haven of the Catholic Charities office to discuss visa options. The conversation quickly turned to the immigration bill being debated in the state Legislature, and talk of what to do if it passes.
  • Obama administration proposes changes to legal status applications

    03/30/2012 1:03:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bennett
    Reporting from Washington— ­The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment an administrative change intended to reduce the time illegal immigrants would have to spend away from their families while applying for legal status, officials said. The current system requires the applicant to first leave the U.S. to seek a legal visa, but under the proposed change illegal immigrants could claim the time apart from a spouse, child or parent would...
  • Border Patrol Says More Human Smuggling Stash Houses in Valley Being Found

    03/29/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | KRGV
    WESLACO - Border Patrol officials say the Rio Grande Valley is seeing an increase in stash houses used for human smuggling. After a human smuggling operation was busted in Weslaco this week, the police chief in says that bust is uncommon for his city. Border Patrol assisted taking more than 50 illegals into custody. Border Patrol spokesperson Rosie Huey says there is no way to find out if this is a bigger problem in some areas compared to others. She says according to Border Patrol's database, it's clear human smugglers are operating all over the Valley. Huey also says according...